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Insomnia Analysis



Author: poem of Elizabeth Bishop Type: poem Views: 15

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The moon in the bureau mirror

looks out a million miles

(and perhaps with pride, at herself,

but she never, never smiles)

far and away beyond sleep, or

perhaps she's a daytime sleeper.



By the Universe deserted,

she'd tell it to go to hell,

and she'd find a body of water,

or a mirror, on which to dwell.

So wrap up care in a cobweb

and drop it down the well



into that world inverted

where left is always right,

where the shadows are really the body,

where we stay awake all night,

where the heavens are shallow as the sea

is now deep, and you love me.






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This was written by the same time her lover died. So it has nothing to do with feminism or a guy, it has to do with the fact that the great love of her life wouldn't be able to love her anymore so the world seems inverted

| Posted on 2014-06-03 | by a guest


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don\'t forget that Bishop was a lesbian, and never had a relationship with a man.

| Posted on 2012-11-02 | by a guest


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Care is wrapped up in a cobweb and dropped down the well into an inverted world means don\'t care, be a rebel, tell them to go to hell.

| Posted on 2011-12-21 | by a guest


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\"Posted on 2010-07-19 | by a guest\" thanks !

| Posted on 2011-02-20 | by a guest


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I entered this so that I would get a comment.
I think I'll have to comment on this now.
Looking at the poem from a feminist point of view, we can see that the "moon" represents a woman in her bed at night.
The first stanza tells us that she does not sleep at night. This is because night is the time when her man sleeps and this being the exact time for her to think for herself which otherwise would be impossible during the busy day at the commands of her husband. So definetly she isn't a daytime sleeper.
The second stanza we see that she's expressing her helplessness in a world governed by male chauvanism. Even though she tells her situation to go to hell,eventually she is forced to come back to her bedroom.
The poet in the final stanza requests the readers( males) to look at the world from a different perspective. That is to look at the world through the eyes of a female and to think in their shoes. The poet wishes that the male race to consider the females as equals to their own. She concludes that knowing the conditions of the females can harness a better understanding towards them and can help build a bond of love and respect between the two partners.

| Posted on 2010-07-19 | by a guest


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I entered this so that I would get a comment.
I think I'll have to comment on this now.
Looking at the poem from a feminist point of view, we can see that the "moon" represents a woman in her bed at night.
The first stanza tells us that she does not sleep at night. This is because night is the time when her man sleeps and this being the exact time for her to think for herself which otherwise would be impossible during the busy day at the commands of her husband. So definetly she isn't a daytime sleeper.
The second stanza we see that she's expressing her helplessness in a world governed by male chauvanism. Even though she tells her situation to go to hell,eventually she is forced to come back to her bedroom.
The poet in the final stanza requests the readers( males) to look at the world from a different perspective. That is to look at the world through the eyes of a female and to think in their shoes. The poet wishes that the male race to consider the females as equals to their own. She concludes that knowing the conditions of the females can harness a better understanding towards them and can help build a bond of love and respect between the two partners.

| Posted on 2010-07-19 | by a guest




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